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    Posted December 10, 2013 by
    somthu
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    Durban, South Africa
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    Nelson Mandela: Your memories

    somthu and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Remembering Nelson Mandela

    Meeting Mandela in Atlanta, USA

     
    In 1992, I was a student at Clark Atlanta University doing my Master's degree in Physics. As a South African studying abroad, I was lucky to meet Nelson Mandela, who was there to receive honorary doctorate and for a second chat with Madiba. He ask me where I was coming from, and I said I'm from Durban, South Africa. He also asked what I was studying and told him that I was doing Master's degree in Physics. He said, I quote," That is good. Once you complete your studies, it would bring joy to me if you plough back to the communities at home."

    The picture shows me, Thulani Jili chatting with Nelson Mandela
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